Local team with mobile disaster hospital deploys to Kinston

The Triad State Medical Assistance Team is made up of volunteers from all over the Triad and is part of the State Medical Response System.

The Triad State Medical Assistance Team (SMAT), sponsored by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has deployed part of the national mobile disaster hospital to Kinston. The mobile hospital is being set up today in the parking lot of Southwood Memorial Christian Church, 1027 Hwy. 58 S., Kinston, and will provide urgent medical care to those who are unable to access existing urgent care facilities due to flooding.

The national mobile disaster hospital, which is housed in Mocksville, is a fully-functioning hospital that can be delivered anywhere in the country. Consisting of large tents and hard structures, the hospital and its medical equipment is transported on 23 semi-trailers. Four of these trailers have been sent to Kinston.

In addition, 10 paramedics from Triad SMAT have been deployed to Columbus County to work with Columbus County EMS for up to seven days.

Last week, members of Triad SMAT delivered and set up a medical shelter in Goldsboro ahead of the storm for any medically fragile people evacuated from hospice care centers, nursing homes or assisted living facilities. This shelter remains in operation and continues to receive patients.

For more information on the Triad State Medical Assistance Team:  here

https://goo.gl/J2Iicz

 

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I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm